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Arrival of Intern Season Means Prep Work For Employers is Key

With summer right around the corner, many high school and college students are preparing to begin unpaid internship programs at companies across the country. Such programs have long been considered a staple for U.S....more

5/4/2015 - Best Management Practices Corporate Counsel DOL Employer Liability Issues FLSA Human Resources Professionals Internships Unpaid Interns

New York Employment Roundup: March & April 2015

Today’s New York employment law landscape is increasingly dynamic, with a constant stream of newly issued legislation and judicial opinions. To keep our readers current on the latest developments, we will share regular...more

5/4/2015 - Andrew Cuomo FLSA FMLA Government Investigations Hiring & Firing Internal Reporting Legislative Agendas Minimum Wage New Legislation Protected Activity

Crowded Skies: Opportunities and Challenges in an Era of Drones

In this paper: - Advertising & Promotion - Aviation - Regulatory - Copyright (EU) - Employment and Labor - Export Controls - Film and Television (UK) - Film & Television...more

3/31/2015 - Advertising Aircraft Airspace Commercial Use Copyright Drones Export Controls Exports FAA Film Industry Insurance Industry Music Industry Privacy Laws Unmanned Aircraft Systems

New York Employment Roundup: February 2015

Today’s New York employment law landscape is increasingly dynamic, with a constant stream of new legislation and judicial opinions. To keep our readers current on the latest developments, we will share regular summaries of...more

3/9/2015 - E-Cigarettes Minimum Wage Paid Leave Sick Leave Smoking Bans Tipped Employees

Reminder for N.Y. Employers: Significant Labor Law Amendments Take Effect February 27

As we previously reported, the New York State Legislature last June passed a Bill, intended to revitalize the Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA), that proposed significant changes to the state’s labor laws. Among other things,...more

2/24/2015 - Contractors LLC Notice Requirements Subcontractors Successor Liability Wage and Hour Wage Theft Prevention Act Wages

New York Employment Roundup: January 2015

Today’s New York employment law landscape is increasingly dynamic, with a constant stream of new legislation and judicial opinions. To keep our readers current on the latest happenings, we will share regular summaries of...more

2/9/2015 - Andrew Cuomo Anti-Discrimination Policies Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates Minimum Wage Tipped Employees Wage and Hour Wage Theft

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, I'm Prepared to Deal with Office Romances, How 'Bout You?

Valentine’s Day is a day of love and romance for many, often times between co-workers. For employers, it provides a fitting opportunity to re-examine workplace romance and sexual harassment policies. Indeed, there is no...more

2/9/2015 - Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Holidays Popular Sexual Harassment Workplace Hazards

N.Y. Wage Board Recommends Minimum Wage Increase for Tipped Workers

On January 30, the wage board convened by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to examine the state’s current tip credit structure recommended that the state increase the pre-tip minimum wage to $7.50/hour for all tipped workers. ...more

2/4/2015 - Minimum Wage Proposed Legislation Tipped Employees

As Expected, New York City Council Overwhelmingly Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law

In a move that was expected for weeks, the New York City Council on May 8, 2013 finally passed—by an overwhelming majority—a bill requiring city employers to provide employees with five days of annual paid sick leave,...more

5/9/2013 - City Councils Local Ordinance Medical Leave Municipalities Paid Leave

New York City Council Continues Expansion of Employee Rights, is Poised to Enact Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Beginning in slightly less than one year, New York City is expected to join San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle in requiring its employers to provide employees with paid sick leave. The New York Council has reached an...more

5/7/2013 - Local Ordinance Medical Leave Municipalities Paid Leave

Revised Form I-9 Goes into Effect May 7

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") recently published its latest revisions to the Employment Eligibility Verification Form – more commonly known as the Form I-9 – that are intended to minimize...more

4/22/2013 - Eligibility Hiring & Firing I-9 USCIS

New York City Bans Discrimination Based Upon Employment Status

On March 13, 2013, the New York City Council expanded the scope of the New York City Human Rights Law’s already-broad anti-discrimination provisions to prohibit discrimination based upon a prospective employee’s employment...more

4/18/2013 - Discrimination Hiring & Firing NYCHRL Unemployment Discrimination Unemployment Reform

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